Category Archives: South America

From the Grave – JFK to DT: Beware of the Bay of Boltons

President Trump may be coming around. Yesterday he said to Iran–“call me…let’s talk…we can make a deal…”
Was the Venezuela debacle effectively his Bay of Pigs moment (my analogy not his)? Orchestrated largely by Bolton and hawks, aided and abetted by false narratives presented by the mainstream media,* failed embarrassingly.

Let’s look at the timeline leading up to the Iran overture statement:
1) Some, if not all, of the so-called Iran intelligence was provided by Mossad – Israeli intelligence. It was not specific. Clearly Israel is not an objective observer.
2) Pompeo cancels Germany trip to go to Iraq – to reaffirm U.S. support for “a sovereign, independent” Iraq, free from the interference of neighboring Tehran. Pompeo meets with Iraq’s president and prime minister.
3) Pompeo cancels Greenland trip to speed back to US “amid rising tensions.”
4) Trump, already stung by the Venezuela swindle, says to Iran– “Call me, we’ll make a deal”- off the cuff? – a signal to Bolton that the gig is up?
Question: what did the Iraqi’s tell Pompeo— maybe something like “we have no sovereignty independent from Iran- our forces failed against ISIS, it was the Iranian backed forces – Badr, Quds, Mahdi – that succeeded. If you try this who will have our back, and what about your back? The country may quickly descend into violent chaos…”

It was probably not a great night at the Bolton dinner table.


Watch: Trump Press Conference – Iran, “Call Me”

* FAIR.Org critique of Venezuela Coup coverage

FAIR.Org Distorting “Democracy” in Venezuela Coverage

Be seeing you….

Waiting for Nobel – North Korea launches short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

Bad week for the neocons in the kleptocracy… first the Russians screw up their plans in Venezuela. Then the North Koreans, who haven’t had this much fun in years, fire up the “don’t forget about us” flares. Enjoy this Kabuki theatre while it lasts because I expect these provocations will dwindle as we get closer to the election. After all, they wouldn’t want to endanger the continuation of the patsies (especially after spending so much effort getting them elected). To use a sports metaphor– remember the Globetrotters? There is a reason they played against a fake team (Washington Generals) instead of the Boston Celtics… Well, ok, Celtics is too much credit to give to the Dems. Let’s go with Sacramento Kings.

Fox News is always good for a laugh. Especially the TV generals– “Russians have no business in our back yard, so we will continue to shoot up their back yard, only worse.” You can’t make this stuff up.

 

Vox Dei and Pappo – Classic Argentine Rock

Recommended: Latin Grooves From South of the Border (Mostly)

Enjoy!